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32nd Singapore International Film Festival Caps Off Another Successful Edition With 40 Sold-out Screenings
The 32nd Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) concluded on Sunday night after 11 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and talent development programmes that celebrated the continuity of film and storytelling in Singapore and beyond. With over 100 film titles from more than 40 countri
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The Third Wife (Vợ Ba): A Tender Story of Feuds, Fertility and Feminism
by Nguyễn Minh TiếnWhether it was on purpose or not, artistic works produced during the last two decades have continued to promote various perspectives of marginalized voices in an overpowering and dominant Eurocentric realm. Movies depicting iconic female individuals, movies about the feminist
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Film Review: Love After Love (2020) by Ann Hui
Marking the third time Ann Hui adapts a novel by Eileen Chang (after "Love in a Fallen City" and "Eighteen Springs"), "Love After Love" is based on the short story "Aloeswood Incense: The First Brazier", a work that the director herself admitted was quite hard to bring to the big screen, par
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Short Film Review: Otonashi (2021) by Martin Gerigk
The audiovisual experimental short “Otonashi” centers around the Hannya Shingyo, which contains one of the core sutras of the Buddhistic teachings of philosophy. Martin Gerigk, a German musician and mixed-media arts performer, who won several international awards, uses cut-out techniques to conv
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Trailer: Bali by Vishal Furia
The life of a middle class, widowed father, Shrikant (Swapnil Joshi) takes an unexpected turn when his seven-year-old son, Mandar (Samarth Jadhav) collapses and is referred to Jansanjeevani Hospital for a detailed diagnosis. Things change when Mandar starts talking to a mysterious nurse who he claim
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Short Film Review: A Girl in the Elevator (2020) by Takuma Matsuda
Written, directed, and edited by New York City-based Takuma Matsuda, the one-person short “A Girl in the Elevator” follows the week of a woman living in a Japanese apartment block. During the course of the week we see her entering and exiting the elevator with different expressions on her face.
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Film Review: Duel to the Death (1983) by Ching Siu-tung
“Nobody wins here but death”. Probably the best summarization of Wu Xia cinema, encapsulated in one line by Damian Lau’s Ching Wan. There are arguments as to when the Hong Kong New Wave started and there is certainly evidence for “Duel to the Death” to be one of the instigators. The direct
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Why Isn’t Shoplifters Sadder?
by Marlene LangbeinOn paper, “Shoplifters” by Hirokazu Koreeda, who also wrote and edited the film, seems sad, dark and depressing. However, the Japanese director manages to wrap the topics of poverty, crime and neglect in a blanket of happiness. This movie is a surprisingly heart-warming and jo
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Song Kang-ho and Kim Jee-woon to reteam for Cobweb
Song Kang-ho and Kim Jee-woon will be joining hands for the fifth time for the upcoming project “Cobweb”. The two powerhouses have previously worked together on “The Quiet Family”, “The Foul King”, “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” and “The Age of Shadows”. This will also be the fir
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SGIFF32 Announces the Silver Screen Awards
The 32nd edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) concluded its proceedings this year with the winner announcements for the Silver Screen Awards, including the Audience Choice Award. Introduced in 1991, the Silver Screen Awards is the first international competition with a catego
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Film Review: Perfect Life (2008) by Emily Tang
Backed by Jia Zhangke, who has a co-producer credit in the film, "Perfect Life" screened at a number of major festivals around the world, with its international premiere taking place during the 65th Venice Film Festival. Even more interesting, however, is the approach Emily Tang implemented in her
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Film Review: The Chef of South Polar (2009) by Shuichi Okita
Imbued with an unflinching sense of camaraderie and charismatic warmth, "The Chef of South Polar" is a slow-moving piece of cinema which unravels carefully yet humorously. It shows all sides of its ensemble over the course of a hefty two hour adaptation of Jun Nishimura autobiographies, and leaves
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Series Review: Cowboy Bebop (2021) by Christopher Yost
 Two not so successful- bounty hunters travel through space in an old vessel named The Bebop searching for criminals, but mostly, a lost love. The given year is 2171 and Mars-born Spike Spiegel counts the days eating noodles from a cup, listening jazz on his headphones, wandering around inhabited
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New Blu-ray Label Kani Releasing Brings Asian Cinema to North America
This December, Kani Releasing begins publishing new Blu-ray editions of Asian films, both contemporary and restored, from up-and-coming and revered filmmakers. It’s inaugural release, Tadashi Nagayam’s sophomore effort BEING NATURAL, start preorders today. All editions will be distributed by OCN
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Manga Review: Young, Alive, In Love Vol. 1 (2021) by Daisuke Nishijima
A town framed by three giant ‘water coolers’, sets the background for a young romance over the looming threat of culminating radiation levels. However, as the two youths, Hayaka & Hieda, explore the mystery, the metallic taste in the air, and argue over the source of sickness, they also must b
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Trailer: The Policeman’s Lineage by Lee Kyoo-man
Parasite co-stars Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam are looking to change their images in 2022. After Park So-dam starts off the year with “Special Cargo”, it is Choi Woo-shik’s turn to feature in a hard-hitting thriller with “The Policeman’s Lineage”, starring alongside Cho Jin-woong in the
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Documentary Review: Startup: The Real Story (2021) by Andy Ridgway
Since the beginning of the 90s, Malaysia has invested millions into promoting tech startups, in an attempt to replicate Silicon Valley in the West. “Startup: The Real Story” follows this effort until today, by focusing on the 10 year journey of e-Sentral, an ebook tech company that began as a s
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Trailer: Hitotsu Bocchi by Soejima Shingo
Namiko (HIROYAMA Kotoha) is a caregiver who was abused and abandoned by her mother Hanae (MIMURA Tae) when she was young. She has to care for her mother who now has dementia, thereby reviving Namiko’s memories of her painful past. One day a sister-in-law visits and Namiko struggles between affecti
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Film Review: I’m Flash! (2012) by Toshiaki Toyoda
In the face of great catastrophes, many people tend to turn to religion or spiritualism to make some sense of what has happened and to find some solace in the idea of an afterlife. When Toshiaki Toyoda was approached by actor and producer Harada Yoshio, he wanted to talk with him about making a film
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Eureka Entertainment’s March Announcements Include Odd Couple and Midnight
Eureka's March 2022 line-up was announced yesterday. Featured amongst this announcement are a dynamite edge-of-your-seat thriller featuring one of the stars (Wi Ha-jun) of Squid Game and a highly amusing 1979 slice of martial arts comedy starring Sammo Hung and Lau Kar-Wing.Odd Couple (Blu-ray
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